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Samsung ordered to pay $538 million in Apple patent retrial ruling

Friday, May 25th, 2018

A new development in the patent case that absolutely will not die: a California jury has ruled in favor of Apple, and Samsung is to pay damages to the tune of $538 million for violations primarily of Apple's design patents. Apple had been seeking more than $1 billion.

The jury deliberated for three and a half days before delivering their verdict. Samsung was found liable for about $538 million in damages; the majority of the sum — $533.3 million — was awarded for design patent violations, while the remainder was for assorted technical patents.

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Samsung ordered to pay $538 million in Apple patent retrial ruling was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung ordered to pay $538 million in Apple patent retrial ruling

Friday, May 25th, 2018

A new development in the patent case that absolutely will not die: a California jury has ruled in favor of Apple, and Samsung is to pay damages to the tune of $538 million for violations primarily of Apple's design patents. Apple had been seeking more than $1 billion.

The jury deliberated for three and a half days before delivering their verdict. Samsung was found liable for about $538 million in damages; the majority of the sum — $533.3 million — was awarded for design patent violations, while the remainder was for assorted technical patents.

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Samsung ordered to pay $538 million in Apple patent retrial ruling was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple rejects Steam Link app for iOS and Apple TV, citing ‘business conflicts’

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Steam Link for iOS and Android was released last week, allowing users to stream games from a local desktop PC to their phone. We reviewed the Android version, and it's an impressive app despite still being in beta. Apple has now removed Steam Link from the iOS and Apple TV stores, leaving Android as the only platform with the application.

In a public statement, Valve said Apple initially approved the app on May 7, but later rejected it due to 'business conflicts with app guidelines':

On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release.

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Apple rejects Steam Link app for iOS and Apple TV, citing 'business conflicts' was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple seeks $1 billion from Samsung at retrial for patent violations

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Apple is seeking about $1 billion in damages from Samsung for the violation of five separate patents, three of which are design-related. Samsung isn't arguing that it didn't infringe on Apple's patents, but it is asking for a much smaller penalty: $28 million.

In a case that's been ongoing since 2011, Samsung was found to have violated a number of Apple's patents, and in 2012, was ordered to pay $1.05 billion in damages.

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Apple seeks $1 billion from Samsung at retrial for patent violations was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Smartphone shipments in Q1 2018 show an overall drop but big gains for Huawei and Xiaomi

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

New data from International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests consumers are buying fewer phones, but several companies still saw substantial increases in shipments last quarter. IDC blames the slowdown on the increasing price of flagship phones and the lack of new smartphone users. Still, the decline wasn't huge and we're still talking about shipments of 334.3 million in the first quarter. That's 2.9% lower than Q1 2017.

IDC analysts claim that consumers have been purchasing premium phones, but they want to hold onto them for longer.

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Smartphone shipments in Q1 2018 show an overall drop but big gains for Huawei and Xiaomi was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple has poached Google’s head of AI

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

In a surprise move, Google's chief of search and artificial intelligence John Giannandrea stepped down on Monday. Yesterday, it was reported that he'd been hired by Apple. Giannandrea had been with Google since its acquisition of startup Metaweb in 2010.

Metaweb was working on a "database of the world's knowledge," according to the New York Times; after its acquisition, the startup's technology was eventually folded into Google search, helping the engine answer certain questions without the user ever having to navigate to any external sites.

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Apple has poached Google's head of AI was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung files patent for pull-to-expand smartphone display

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Foldable smartphones have been patented, demoed, and scrapped more times than any of us can count over the years. Maybe foldable phones aren't the future—maybe the future is going to be about expandable phones. Samsung has filed a patent for a smartphone display that expands when you pull on the sides. It's like carrying a smartphone and a tablet at the same time.

According to the patent, this system actually consists of three panels.

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Samsung files patent for pull-to-expand smartphone display was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

In a first, global smartphone sales declined in Q4 2017 as market reaches saturation

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

It was bound to happen eventually. Global smartphone sales have fallen year-over-year for the first time since 2004. Research firm Gartner reports that industry-wide, sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 dropped 5.6% from the same time period in 2016.

While Samsung and Apple maintained their leads in units sold, both showed declines in year-over-year sales. Samsung's sales decreased by 3.6% for Q4, and Apple dropped a somewhat surprising 5%.

Gartner attributes some of the slowdown in Q4 to the aging of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, with the S9 set to debut at the Mobile World Congress, as well as some confusion over Apple's release of three new models of iPhone and supply shortages for iPhone X.

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In a first, global smartphone sales declined in Q4 2017 as market reaches saturation was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung reportedly readying ‘3D Emoji’ feature for the Galaxy S9, similar to Apple’s Animojis

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ is less than 2 weeks away, and thanks to the now customary series of leaks, we already know a fair amount about what to expect from the new flagship. Thanks to a report by Korean outlet ETNews, we potentially know a little bit more about a certain software feature that Samsung is preparing.

With the release of the iPhone X, Apple threw its substantial marketing clout behind a new animated emoji feature (Animojis) that mimics your facial expressions as you speak or sing.

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Samsung reportedly readying '3D Emoji' feature for the Galaxy S9, similar to Apple's Animojis was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Play Store hit 19 billion downloads in Q4 2017, increasing its lead over Apple’s App Store to 145%

Friday, January 26th, 2018

People are downloading more apps than ever. According to App Annie, the Google Play Store saw over 19 billion downloads in Q4 2017, with year-over-year growth at 10%. That's around 145% more than the Apple App Store, which garnered around 7.7 billion downloads. That being said, the App Store still blew the Play Store away in terms of revenue.

That 19 billion figure is only made more impressive when you realize that it only includes new downloads, not reinstalls or app updates.

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The Play Store hit 19 billion downloads in Q4 2017, increasing its lead over Apple's App Store to 145% was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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